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This Week In Sales: Divinity, République, And Skullgirls 2nd Encore Make Their Debuts


Period: The week of April 11th – April 17th (2016)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms (3DS) – 41,768

Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,211

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 196

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,677

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 14,573

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,338

Wii U sales: 6,091

PlayStation 4 sales: 20,257

PlayStation 3 sales: 1,220

Xbox One sales: 142

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Last week, Japan saw a relatively quiet week in video game sales with a few minor releases in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, République, and Skullgirls 2nd Encore. Media Create has provided us with video game software and hardware sales data from the week of April 11 through April 17, 2016.


Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms finished in top with 41,768 units sold on its third week since making its debut. The game sold more than double that number, but that’s pretty normal considering that it’s not a main-numbered Yo-kai Watch title, not to mention a strategy RPG aimed towards kids. The game will likely hit the 500k milestone in a few more weeks.


Following in #2 is Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3, which sold 24,489 units this past week. Dark Souls III climbed back to #3 after having sold 8,833 copies, Far Cry Primal finished at #4 with 8,805 copies sold, and Disney Art Academy at #5 with 8,453 units sold.


Splatoon (#6 with 6,717), Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (#7 with 6,451), and Super Mario Maker (#9 with 5,973) are all back in the top-10, proving to be regular-sellers, once again.


As far as new releases go, we had Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition by Larian Studios and published by Spike Chunsoft in Japan take the #8 spot after having sold 6,179 units on its first week. It’s also worth noting that the game had a good amount of publicity, as I recall seeing ads for it scattered across various Japanese video game news outlets for the past month.


Camouflaj and Logan Games’ episodic action-adventure stealth game République sold 3,156 copies in its debut to take the #16 spot, and Skullgirls 2nd Encore followed at #17 after selling 2,678 copies.


On the hardware side of things, similar to last week, we saw a drop across all platforms by a few hundred or thousand units, but once again, the Wii U was the only one that sold more than the previous week, and this time by 1,128 units. Perhaps some people that weren’t able to get their Wii U consoles due to stock shortage when Pokkén Tournament released have been doing some catch up purchases.


The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 41,768 401,481 3DS Level-5
02. 02. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 24,489 541,635 3DS Square Enix
05. 03. Dark Souls III 8,833 267,654 PS4 From Software
03. 04. Far Cry Primal 8,805 34,107 PS4 Ubisoft
04. 05. Disney Art Academy 8,453 26,170 3DS Nintendo
09. 06. Splatoon 6,717 1,332,219 Wii U Nintendo
08. 07. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 6,451 737,304 PSV SCE
New 08. Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition 6,179 New PS4 Spike Chunsoft
11. 09. Super Mario Maker 5,973 846,096 Wii U Nintendo
10. 10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 4,388 140,536 3DS Nintendo
07. 11. Pokkén Tournament 4,348 124,715 Wii U Pokémon Company
14. 12. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X 3,797 87,931 PSV Sega
13. 13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) 3,603 31,095 3DS Nintendo
06. 14. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness 3,495 126,903 PS4 Square Enix
12. 15. Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan 3,261 38,113 3DS Bandai Namco
New 16. Republique 3,156 New PS4 GungHo
New 17. Skullgirls 2nd Encore 2,678 New PS4 Arc System Works
16. 18. The Division 2,333 125,615 PS4 Ubisoft
17. 19. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Souzou Sengoku Risshiden 2,206 30,538 PS4 Koei Tecmo
??? 20. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 2,151 2,789,955 3DS Pokémon Company

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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